Curriculum Vitae


Prof. Dr. med.



Date of Birth: July 29, 1960

Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany


Academic Education and Appointments


Dr. med. at the University of Hamburg under the supervision of Prof. Dr. med. Konrad Fischer (University Children's Hospital; Dept. of Perinatal Immunology and Clinical Immunopathology) with the grade magna cum laude.

Topic: Anti-pneumococcal neuramidase - evidence and significance for immunological defence


1987 – 1989

DFG-Fellow and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for

Cancer Research, Dept. of Tumor Immunology (Head: Dr. L.J. Old), New York, NY, USA



Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Laboratory: Prof. Mölling


1989 – 1993

Research assistant at the University Dermatological Clinic of the Virchow Clinic, FU Berlin

(Head: Prof. Dr. B. Czarnetzki)


1993 – 1995

Senior Physician and Scientific Assistant (C1) at the University Dermatology Clinic of the Virchow Clinic, HU Berlin, (Head: Prof. Dr. B. Czarnetzki)



Recognition as "Doctor for Dermatology and Venerology" by the Medical Council Berlin



Habilitation and Venia legendi for Dermatology & Venerology at the Medical Faculty of the Virchow Hospital of the Humboldt-University Berlin under the direction of Prof. Dr. Beate M. Czarnetzki.

Topic of the habilitation thesis: Studies on prognostic markers and chemoresistance of malignant melanoma



Additional qualification "allergology“


1995 – 1997

Heisenberg fellow of the DFG at the University Dermatological Clinic of the Virchow Hospital, Berlin & Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, FU Berlin


1997 – 2008

Head of Department of the Clinical Cooperation Unit for Dermatooncology as an independent department of the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) at the University Dermatology Clinic Mannheim associated with C3 professorship for life



Completion of the two-semester additional study course Hospital Management for Senior Physicians at the FH Hannover with the designation Medical Hospital Manager (MHM)



Additional qualification "Medical Quality Management"


2000 – 2008

Senior Physician at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Mannheim



Additional qualification "medicinal tumour therapy"



Additional qualification "Palliative medicine"


since 2008

Director of the Clinic for Dermatology, Venerology &

Allergology of the University Hospital Essen


since 2013

Managing Director of the West German Tumor Center WTZ (CCC) Essen

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